Flying High Again

Flying High Again – Part 2

As this post goes live I will be in a car heading to the airport to catch a flight out to Panama. It seemed appropriate to post these images today since I’ll be among the clouds again.

This set of images focuses mainly on the ground and not the clouds. Shooting the ground from a plane is a lot easier because you have more contrast than clouds. The downside is you are going to notice motion blur just because you are moving so fast. I’m sure if I used a better camera with a longer lens I could achieve better results but I like the smaller ones because I can move the camera around to reduce glare coming in from the window. I can also use it 1 handed and use my other hand as a flag to block out light.

For inquiring minds on the city at the end of the series, it was Washington, DC. and the surrounding burbs.

Processing wise it’s a lot of dehaze and clarity. They really are your friends when processing this stuff. It allows you to put contrast into the blacks and create separation. Then you can use gradients for localized adjustments.

Enjoy.

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One thought on “Flying High Again – Part 2”

  1. Love the photos! The view from the air plane is great. As you approach the airport, the view of earth is blurred but the closer you come, it comes into focus to see the detail of the landscape from a great distance. Such detail with strange circles, squares which one can not identify but downward you go and the landscape is familiar and you know you reached your destination or home. Flying is an adventure that shows one what earth looks like from the sky. Nice.

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